Saturday, March 15, 2014

How to Get the Most from Your Amazon Author Central Page

Amazon created Author Central as an area for writer’s to showcase information about themselves and their works.

One thing we know: If people like your work, they’re going to want to know more about you; what you look like; how you got started writing; where you live; and what other books you’ve published.

To claim your Author Central page, visit the following link:

Upload an author biography to introduce yourself. Add a picture so readers can have a look at your bright and smiling face. Author Central also gives you a place to collect all of your books in one place so readers can browse through them. Each time you publish a new book, be sure to click on Add Book, to add you latest title to your list of books.

Another interesting option Amazon offers is the ability to link your blog and Twitter account to your Author Central Account. When you do this your most recent tweet shows up, along with highlights from your three most recent blog posts. Talk about a great way to engage your readers, and get them to follow you.

You also have a spot to upload book trailers or promotional videos. If you’re photogenic, or good with video, you could create a whole series of videos to allow readers to learn more about you and your books.

A lot of people link their books to Facebook or their author website, but a link to Author Central might pay off better in the long run. Not only does it introduce readers to you, but it also gives you a great opportunity to sell more of your books.

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